Rio Ferdinand addresses United fallout rumours on Twitter

The Manchester United defender says the team are working together to put things right.

Whether it be an ex-player sticking their oar in, or a pundit of another sort - the volume of theories piping up surrounding David Moyes and Manchester United continue to increase.

It was claimed by former goalkeeper Mark Bosnich on Talksport that Ryan Giggs had fallen out with the manager and 'several others' had too.

True or not, if the club are to move forward and put their inconsistent form behind them, the last thing they need are the events to be played out in public.

You'd imagine the players are tired of issuing denials by now, hence the large silence on such rumours, also keen not to lend them credence by even addressing them.

Centre-back Rio Ferdinand proved the exception to the rule, using Twitter to briefly state where his head was at, post-derby defeat.

Ferdinand appears determined to get back on track, as much for his own sanity as for the club's standings, and the message about 'sticking together' is a key one in the circumstances.

The Red Devils face an unpredictable Aston Villa side this weekend, who have already beaten Arsenal and Chelsea this season, and tend to excel when counter-attacking.

Should United fail to stick together, the situation is only going to get worse, and Rio and co are going to endure more sleepless nights and stressful days. Prove himself individually, and there may yet be an extended deal on the table for him come the end of the season.

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